Monday, January 24, 2011
Sugar Reef Restaurant in Hollywood, FL
Our destination today was the Loggerhead Marina in Hollywood, through more bridges, and past Ft Lauderdale and Port Everglades inlet where all the cruise ships pass to sea. We will return to this area in a day or two to spend a couple of days up the New River in Lauderdale along the River Walk. After getting settled at the marina and relaxing in the afternoon, we took a cab ride to Hollywood Beach and the boardwalk. Strolling past numerous tourist shops and burger joints, we found a lovely restaurant, Sugar Reef; thus the title of today's blog.
Monday nights on the waterfront are slow, so we had a lot of attention from our waiter, who was originally from Bolivia, and the owner/executive chef, a native from France, who spent time in several countries. The owner presently oversees the menu and food preparation, and on the side cooks for a few people on their private islands in the Bahamas. This restaurant gets our top award for the food and presentation, as well as a friendly atmosphere! See the pictures! Fish stew with coconut and green curry for me, pork tenderloin for Joe, and Key Lime pie for both of us. The fact that they had an early bird special is what drew us into that particular restaurant, as well as the decor.
Of course, when we got the cab (Friendly Cab Company) to come back to the boat, he didn't know how to get us back, and was less than friendly to say the least. After asking several other cabbies, he finally figured out how to get us back, as we were very little help.